Intelligent Mobility is the hidden innovation that will be behind so many improvements to transport service in and between our towns and cities.
Want to know more? This Traveller Needs study from the Government-backed technology and innovation centre for intelligent mobility, the Future of Transport Systems Catapult, is a good place to start.
Intelligent mobility brings together digital industries, transport infrastructure, vehicles and users to provide integrated and innovative services connecting different modes of transport and traffic management. Or put another way, it is about developing travel as a joined-up service by focusing on the ‘software’ rather than simply the ‘hardware’ of cars, trains, busses and other modes of transport. The Traveller Needs study that the Intelligent Mobility market will be worth up to £56bn in future.
To give two examples of the potential impact of Intelligent Mobility highlighted in the Traveller Needs study, it is estimated that the provision of personalised journey information and the ability to reserve a parking space and be guided to it, could improve traveller satisfaction on an annual 11.6bn journeys in the UK.
Intelligent mobility is a broad area of development that will impact across the full range of transport modes and services. As such it has the ability to bring local benefits in terms of convenience, cost, congestion and contribute marginally to reducing the global rate of climate change. Major developments are likely to be led at a national and international level but it will be important that local initiatives such as smart parking or integrated transport are ‘plugged in to’ and grow with these.
Download a copy of the Traveller Needs study here… transport-systems-catapult-traveller-needs-study
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